Subject: Business Work Space

Meeting: 
MQT on 2017-11-16
Session date: 
November 16, 2017
Reference: 
2017/4591
Question By: 
Nicky Gavron
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

Do you agree with the London Chamber of Commerce and Industry that your London Plan should secure long-term protection of business work space across the capital, including addressing the impact of Permitted Development Rights use - especially in the Central Activities Zone?

Answer

Answer for Subject: Business Work Space

Answer for Subject: Business Work Space

Answered By: 
The Mayor

The London Plan will set out how business workspace should be protected and planned for, and I strongly encourage boroughs to put in place targeted Article 4 Directions to protect viable office locations.

The protection of office floorspace in the Central Activities Zone is particularly important, given the contribution that businesses in the CAZ make to London's - and the UK's - economy. I will be publishing further evidence in the next few months to assist CAZ boroughs in putting in place Article 4 Directions, and this approach will be strongly supported in the London Plan.